Moscow Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and its wholly owned subsidiaries China Investment Information Services Ltd (CIIS) and SSE InfoNet Ltd. today announced a partnership in which CIIS will act as the official distributor and licensor of Moscow Exchange (MOEX) market data in mainland China.
A signing ceremony attended by representatives from MOEX, SSE InfoNet Ltd. and CIIS was held in Moscow today to celebrate the new partnership.
Igor Marich, Managing Director, Member of Executive Board at Moscow Exchange, said: "We are keen to strengthen our partnership with SSE through this market data dissemination agreement. Development of links with the Chinese financial market as well as our market data business are strategic priorities for Moscow Exchange. Over the last years we have made tremendous progress in building the RMB-RUB market on MOEX and MOEX market data dissemination in China will help us to attract Chinese investors to Moscow Exchange".
Ms. DuJuan WAN, Chairman of SSE InfoNet Ltd said, "SSE, together with other institutions, has been devoting itself to building bridges between local investors and the international capital market. With CIIS providing technical support and acting as marketing and sales agency of MOEX market data in mainland China, SSE moves a further step towards internationalization. We believe this strategic co-operation will enrich our product portfolio. Local information vendors and investors can easily access international market data through our China Investment Information Platform in a very cost effective way."
The new cooperation corresponds to the ideas and initiatives of the "One Belt, One Road" development strategy of China and will promote common growth of the two exchanges and two markets. The partnership provides Chinese residents with easy access to Russian market information and expands and strengthen Moscow Exchange's business in China.
Under the agreement, SSE will be responsible for real-time distribution, as well as marketing and sales of key Moscow Exchange market data products in mainland China. These products include data about equities, bonds, currency, futures and options traded at Moscow Exchange's markets and other trading floors that provide Moscow Exchange with their market data on the legal basis. The signing of the market data agreements during a ceremony in Moscow today is the first milestone in this partnership.
About Moscow Exchange
Moscow Exchange Group (ticker: MOEX) manages Russia's main exchange platform for equities, bonds, derivatives, currencies, money market instruments and commodities. The Group includes Russia's central securities depository (National Settlement Depository) and a clearing centre (National Clearing Centre) that performs the functions of central counterparty on all markets, allowing Moscow Exchange to offer its customers the full spectrum of trading and post-trade services.
Moscow Exchange ranks among the world's top 25 exchanges by total volume of equities traded, and among the five largest exchange platforms for bond trading and for derivative trading. As of 1 November 2016 securities of 692 issuers were admitted to trading on Moscow Exchange"s Equities & Bonds Market.
About Shanghai Stock Exchange
The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) was established on November 26, 1990. As of 31st December 2015, the SSE ranked fourth, second and second, respectively, in total equity market capitalization, the turnover and the amount of funding among the world"s major exchanges (source: WFE).
SSE is an exchange with the highest degree of openness in mainland China. The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect mechanism introduced in 2014 makes the SSE the first securities exchange in mainland China connected to an overseas market. SSE, Deutsche Börse AG and China Financial Futures Exchange jointly established China Europe International Exchange (CEINEX) in 2015, which is a global trading platform for RMB and RMB denominated securities outside mainland China.
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